community resources from the Florida Adoption Center

Community Resources help struggling families. Reaching out and getting help is vital for families especially with unplanned pregnancies. Listed here are various resources created to aid in locating support for pregnancy, health & nutrition, work, and life skills.

1-855-899-5683 (LOVE)

Do you need Community Resources? Is the cost of goods going up affecting you? Do you find yourself in a situation where you are currently unemployed, underemployed, or working two jobs and still not getting by? Are you having trouble paying a utility bill, needing food, or not knowing how to sign up for Medicaid? Did you find out you were pregnant and are trying to deal with it as best you can? Do you need baby supplies, parenting classes, prenatal care, or an ultrasound?

Perhaps you don’t have family support, or perhaps you do, and they are struggling too. Maybe things have always been hard for you, and this feels like the last straw. You may feel you have run out of places to turn for help, but there is help.

We understand how hard it is to know what to do next or where to go to get help. We want you to know there are resources out in the community where you can go to get help. Finding available resources can be difficult and time-consuming, so we have compiled a list to make things easier to find.

If you need assistance navigating the Social Service system to get the help you need, please don’t hesitate to call us at 321-250-5683. For additional help check out our Frequently Asked Questions for Birth Parents and Family Strengthening Resources

Resource Hotline

Crisis intervention, information, and referral.

Call: 211 or 321-632-6688

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

Call: 988
Hearing Impaired TTY Users: Dial 711 then 988 –

Veterans Crisis Line: For those who serve or have served, crises can be heightened by their experiences during military service. If you’re a veteran or service member, there are several ways to contact the Veterans Crisis Line:

Crisis Text Line

Crisis doesn’t just mean thinking about ending your own life.  It’s any painful emotion, and anytime you need support.

Text HOME to 741741 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Run by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services; Comprehensive collection of sources for mental health, substance abuse, crisis & lifeline support.

Crosswinds Youth Services

Crisis intervention and prevention services for youth.

Call: 321-452-0800


Genesis House

Safe shelter for homeless pregnant women and their children; Long-term housing for mothers and their children.

Call: 321-723-3133


Brevard County Health Dept.

Community clinics, teen pregnancy prevention, and county health department services include child health, family planning, HIV and STD testing,  women’s health, teen family planning programs, contraception, and sexually transmitted disease control. Find your closest office –

Call: 321-454-7111 – Administrative Office Viera

Brevard County Dental

Daily clinics are held for Medicaid-eligible children and maternity clients who are experiencing pain and uninsured patients ages 5-18; Adults over 20 with certain Medicaid Programs may qualify.

Location Information:

Call: 321-634-6032

Brevard Health Alliance

Improving the health status of Brevard County by providing a medical home where all patients receive high-quality care in a timely manner. 

Call: 321.510.0276 – Patient Assistance Line

Brevard Family Partnership

Child abuse prevention, foster care, and support; adoption, independent living, and community outreach services to the children and families of Brevard County.

Call: 321-752-4650

Children’s Home Society

Family services planning team, intensive crisis counseling, parent support outreach, case/care management, in-person crisis intervention, family services, family builders case management, and intensive crisis counseling.



Continuum of care for children, adolescents, adults, and families focused on addressing mental and behavioral health and child well-being.

Call: 321-639-1224

Millennia Health Services

Specialize in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Crisis Hotline

211 or 632-6688

Crisis intervention, information and referral.

Daily Bread

815 Fee Ave, Melbourne, FL 32905

Friday  8:30 am – 12 noon

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

Friday  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

300 Malabar Road, SE Palm Bay, FL 32907

Primary and preventive healthcare and emergency tooth extractions for low income and uninsured adults and children.

Brevard County Medical Examiner’s Office

1750 Cedar Street Rockledge, FL 32955


Death certificates, coroner services, death and dying.

Cancer Care Centers

1430 S Pine St, Melbourne


240 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne

215 Cone Rd, Merritt Island

1264 Malabar Rd, SE Palm Bay

107 Longwood Ave, Rockledge

Children’s Medical Services/CATCH

2565 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera



Emergency medical care, general medical care, pediatrics, early intervention for children with disabilities/delays.

Children’s HealthCare of Brevard

11 Edgewood Dr, Melbourne, FL


Affordable, health care focusing on uninsured children birth-16.

Coastal Ambulance

486 Gus Hipp Boulevard Rockledge, FL 32955


Consumer Dental


Department of Health

2020 Capital Circle SE Bin A13

Tallahassee, FL 32399


Eastern Florida State College Dental Hygiene Clinic

1519 Clearlake Rd Allied Health Blvd, Room 111B Cocoa, FL 32922


Florida Medicaid

Suite S309 Orlando, FL 32801


Area 7 Medicaid Program


Referral to physicians accepting Medicaid.

Medicaid Help

Affordable Health Insurance

Florida Discount Drug Card


Florida Kid Care Insurance

P.O. Box 980, Tallahassee, FL 32302-0980


Referral to physicians accepting Medicaid, health insurance/dental coverage, children’s state/local health insurance programs.

Health First MORE Program


Provides resources to help individuals determine if they qualify for and get enrolled in the Medicaid program. We help you submit the forms necessary to successfully enroll you in Medicaid. Monday-Friday.

HealthSouth Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital

101 E Florida Ave, Melbourne


Kids Medical Club


Pediatric Day Treatment Center providing daycare for medically fragile children.

Project Response

745 S Apollo Blvd, Melbourne

H.O.P.E. Clinic


Treatment of acute short term illness for children and adults without private insurance.

Hospitals/ Medical Centers

Cape Canaveral Hospital

Health First

701 W Cocoa Beach Causeway (520) Cocoa Beach, FL 32932


Emergency medical care, general medical care, inpatient health facilities, hospitals.

Holmes Regional Medical/Trauma Center

1350 S Hickory St, Melbourne, FL 32901


Health care, emergency medical care, general, medical care.

Kindred Hospital

765 NASA Blvd, Melbourne


Palm Bay Hospital-Health First

1425 Malabar Road NE Palm Bay, FL 32907


Parrish Medical Center

951 N Washington Ave U.S. 1 Titusville, FL 32796


Sebastian River Medical Center

13695 U.S. 1 Sebastian, FL 32958


Veteran’s Hospital

13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd Tampa, FL 33612


Veterans affairs medical centers, involuntary psychiatric intervention.

Viera Hospital– Health First

8745 North Wickham Road Viera, FL 32940


Wuesthoff Medical Center

110 Longwood Ave, Rockledge


250 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne





Prescription expense assistance, electronic information resources.

Medicaid Headquarters Office

2727 Mahan Drive Mail Stop 8 Tallahassee, FL 32308


Referral to physicians accepting Medicaid.


PO Box 980 Tallahassee, FL 32302


Health insurance/dental coverage, children’s state/local health insurance programs.

Parrish Health and Fitness Center

2210 Cheney Hwy, Titusville


Pediatricians – Accepts Medicaid

Dr.Agha – 199 S Wickham Road Melbourne – 321-953-5364

Dr.Ali – 2105 Palm Bay Road Palm Bay – 321-984-8808

Dr.Altenburg – 930 S. Harbor City Blvd Suite 302 Melbourne – 321-723-4577

Dr.Callozos – 5270 Babcock St. NE Suite 1 Palm Bay – 321-676-5996

Dr.Cortes – 6100 Minton Rd NW Wuite 202 Palm Bay – 321-308-0601

Dr.Dillon – 3150 N Wickham Road Melbourne – 321-242-3227

Dr.Eggen – 5055 Babcock Street Palm Bay – 321-724-1200

Dr.Farid – 240 N Wickham Road Melbourne – 321-752-5210

Dr.Helft – 1310 W Eau Gallie Blvd. Melbourne – 321-255-3434

Dr.Hernandez – 930 S. Harbor City Blvd Suite 302, Melbourne – 321-723-4577

Dr.Lee – 7125 Murrell Rd Viera – 321-242-8790

Dr.Leedy – 775 Malabar Rd Malabar – 321-722-8435

Dr.Leiba – 1755 W Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne – 321-724-5437

Dr.Lockhart – 5270 Babcock St. NE Suite 1 Palm Bay – 321-676-5996

Dr.Mas – 775 Malabar Rd. Malabar – 321-722-8435

Dr.Mateos – 445 Pineda Ct Melbourne – 321-254-8400

Dr.Nguyen – 1755 W Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne – 321-724-5437

Dr.Nunes – 6450 N Wickham Rd Melbourne – 321-255-5757

Dr.Penny – 14430 US 1 Suite 101 Sebastian – 772-581-0300

Dr.Rastorfor – 2501 W. New Haven Melbourne – 321-725-1999

Dr.Sedaros – 25 E. Silver Palm Ave Melbourne – 321-725-3022

Dr.Soni – 1051 Port Malabar Palm Bay – 321-725-3438

2194 N Hwy IHB – 321-777-6869

Dr.Stember – 408 5th Av Indialantic – 321-724-9900

Dr.Stockett – 1755 W Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne – 321-724-5437

Dr.Tebbe – 7332 Office Park Place Viera – 321-435-9800

Dr.Ulrich – 1755 W Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne – 321-724-5437

Dr.Vyas – 2186 Harris Ave Palm Bay – 321-725-8111

Dr.Weare –  233 6th Ave Indialantic – 321-951-9087

Dr.Witte – 233 6th Ave Indialantic – 321-951-9087

Dr.Yang – 980 Brevard Av. Rockledge – 321-663-9973

This list may not be an exhaustive list of local Pediatricians, but  the physicians on this list do accept Medicaid patients.  It is always  a good idea to check with your insurance company for a list of  approved, in network, local providers. This list is provided for information only, and does not constitute a recommendation.

Physician Referral

Health First – 321-434-4335

Parrish – 321-268-6110

Wuesthoff –  800-522-6363

Physician Referral Service

975 Eyster Blvd, Bldg 2-4, Rockledge, FL 32955


Physician referrals.

Space Coast Cancer Center

490 Washington Ave, Titusville


8725 N Wickham Rd, Viera

111 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne

225 Cone Rd, Merritt Island

Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine

2555 Judge Fran Jamison Way, Viera. FL 32940


Free, non-emergency medical and dental care to uninsured adults.

Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

8061 Spyglass Hill Rd, Melbourne


Wuesthoff Behavioral Health Services

Rockledge, FL 32955

321-636-2211 X 2828

Wuesthoff Progressive Care Center

8050 Spyglass Hill Road Viera, FL 32940


Inpatient rehabilitation.

Services throughout Central Florida include but are not limited to Melbourne, Orlando, Palm Bay, Apopka, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, St Cloud, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Daytona Beach, St Augustine, Lakeland, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Tallahassee, Gainesville, All Florida.